Finsteraarhorn


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Fin·ster·aar·horn

 (fĭn′stər-är′hôrn′)
A peak, 4,274 m (14,022 ft) high, of the Bernese Alps in south-central Switzerland. It is the highest elevation in the range.
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Finsteraarhorn

(German ˌfɪnstərˈaːrhɔrn)
n
(Placename) a mountain in S central Switzerland: highest peak in the Bernese Alps. Height: 4274 m (14 022 ft)
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Fin•ster•aar•horn

(ˌfɪn stərˈɑr hɔrn)

n.
a mountain in S central Switzerland: highest peak of the Bernese Alps, 14,026 ft. (4275 m).
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Thinking over my plans, as mapped out, I perceived that they did not take in the Furka Pass, the Rhone Glacier, the Finsteraarhorn, the Wetterhorn, etc.
The want of variety in the scenery from Hospenthal made the KAHKAHPONEEKA wearisome; but let none be discouraged; no one can fail to be completely R'ECOMPENS'EE for his fatigue, when he sees, for the first time, the monarch of the Oberland, the tremendous Finsteraarhorn. A moment before all was dullness, but a PAS further has placed us on the summit of the Furka; and exactly in front of us, at a HOPOW of only fifteen miles, this magnificent mountain lifts its snow-wreathed precipices into the deep blue sky.
We got over the tedious collection of stones and DE'BRIS which covers the PIED of the GLETCHER, and had walked nearly three hours from the Grimsel, when, just as we were thinking of crossing over to the right, to climb the cliffs at the foot of the hut, the clouds, which had for some time assumed a threatening appearance, suddenly dropped, and a huge mass of them, driving toward us from the Finsteraarhorn, poured down a deluge of HABOOLONG and hail.
A bold adventurer, she survived for 53 hours on a rope during a blizzard on the previously unclimbed north-east face of the Finsteraarhorn in the Swiss Alps in 1902.
A bold adventurer, she survived for 53 hours on a rope during a blizzard on the previously unclimbed northeast face of the Finsteraarhorn in the Swiss Alps in 1902.
Des Rubens, who was an experienced mountaineer, was climbing the 14,022ft Finsteraarhorn - the highest mountain in the Bernese range - when disaster struck.